Be you. Be well. At Newtown Health our focus is you being yourself. We know that health matters are personal, and that seeing the right doctors can make all the difference. Our doctors and nurses are friendly and non-judgemental, supportive, and they encourage you to be yourself, and to be well.
As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in Tasmania, we continue to offer face-to-face appointments. We also continue to observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.
Where there are COVID-19 outbreaks in other states or territories, please ensure you adhere to guidance from the relevant Government authorities.
If you have travelled from a COVID-19 hotspot or have symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. If you are uncertain, please book a telephone consult with your GP, who will discuss and arrange a test if necessary.
For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone consult, these appointments continue to be available. Please be aware that a private or gap fee may be incurred for telephone or video consults from 1st October 2020. Medicare GP telehealth items are restricted to circumstances where a patient has an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e. the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.
Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov